Appendix 4: Framework for Funding Prizes and Awards

Grants from Outside Bodies


In some cases the BBC may run a competition or award which involves a grant from a suitable public or charitable body. This may involve a project which fulfils the BBC's objective of enriching the cultural life of the nation. For example, in the BBC 2 architectural heritage series, Restoration, the public voted for the buildings they most wanted to save. The Heritage Lottery Fund agreed to give a substantial grant to the restoration fund for the winning buildings.

All such arrangements must be approved at the earliest stage by Editorial Policy and BBC regulatory lawyers. No money from the outside body may go into any BBC production budget.